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Amethyst from
Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Description
Comments:The Min. Record reference cited lists amethyst localities. The inclusion of Haddam refers to Dick Schooner's 1961 Mineralogy of Connecticut, which states the following: "The author has seen a three inch specimen of amethyst crystals, with albite, from a pegmatite in Haddam; this was exhibited at the Peabody Museum of Yale University." A check with the Peabody collection turned up YPM MIN 058341 described by staff as "mostly massive quartz (sorta smoky), some albite with muscovite, and what appears to be a secondary fracture or cavity (not enough there to know) filling of quartz that starts as a thin layer (~1mm) of white quartz against the massive quartz, that expands into a cluster of amethyst crystals. Nice color." Donated by J. F. Schairer. No specific locality recorded.
Quality of samples:not specified / average specimens
Rarity at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Sohon, 1951. Connecticut Minerals; Mineralogical Record (1990) 21:203-213; Schooner (1961): Mineralogy of Connecticut
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Amethyst data
Locality Data:Click here to view Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Amethyst
14.4km (8.9 miles) Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
18.9km (11.7 miles) Reed's Gap Quarry (New Haven Trap Rock quarry; Tilcon Durham quarry), Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
20.1km (12.5 miles) Route 11 road cuts, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
24.0km (14.9 miles) Hawthorne Drive, Berlin, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
25.3km (15.7 miles) Meriden Trap Rock Quarry (Lane's Quarry), Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
26.0km (16.1 miles) Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
26.6km (16.5 miles) Pillow lava locality, Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
27.6km (17.1 miles) Hubbard Park Quartz locality, Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
28.4km (17.7 miles) 2368-2384 Berlin Turnpike (Former Hartford Drive-In), Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
29.2km (18.2 miles) State Route 9 & Ellis Street interchange (State Route 72 roadcut), New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
31.3km (19.5 miles) Balf Quarry, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
32.2km (20.0 miles) Unnamed copper mine, Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
32.4km (20.1 miles) The Woodlands, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
34.6km (21.5 miles) Foxon quarry, Foxon, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
35.3km (21.9 miles) McLay Avenue, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
35.3km (22.0 miles) Cinque quarry, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
35.4km (22.0 miles) State Route 372 construction site, Plainville, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
36.8km (22.9 miles) High Street and Interstate 95 interchange, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
36.9km (22.9 miles) Farmington Trap Rock Quarry, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
37.4km (23.2 miles) East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
38.0km (23.6 miles) Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
49.3km (30.7 miles) Huckleberry Hill, Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
49.9km (31.0 miles) Canton, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
52.0km (32.3 miles) Canton Lead Mines (Cherry Brook lead mine), Rattlesnake Mountain, Canton, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
54.6km (33.9 miles) Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
55.3km (34.4 miles) Curtis Quarry (Southford Quarry; Southford pegmatite; Southbury rose quartz quarry; Bridgeport Woodfinishing Co. Quarry; Hulls Hill), Southford, Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
57.4km (35.7 miles) O & G Woodbury Quarry (Orenaug Quarry; O & G No. 1 Quarry), Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
57.9km (36.0 miles) Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
58.0km (36.1 miles) Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA
58.7km (36.5 miles) Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
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